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News Release

For Immediate Release
June 28, 2010

Contact:
Peter Hinckley or Benjamin Agati
Assistant Attorneys General
Criminal Justice Bureau
(603) 271-3671

Deaths in Exeter, New Hampshire

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that autopsies have been completed on William Burke, Sr. (age 67) and Judith Burke (age 66), whose bodies were discovered in their home in Exeter on June 26, 2010. The State's Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Jennie Duval, has determined that Mr. Burke died as a result of a gunshot wound to the head, and that Mrs. Burke died as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest that entered her abdomen. The manner of deaths is pending.

The investigation is still ongoing.


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